It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of the tournament – Jason Roy
The England opener Jason Roy has pulled out from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 edition over bio-secure bubble fatigue that took over him for the last three years.
Jason Roy has opted out from the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after being signed by the newly made franchise Gujrat Titans at his base price of INR 2 crore, following the reason that the bio-secure bubble fatigue took over him for the last three years.
The change in plan is a big blow for Gujrat as they have picked Jason Roy as the only specialist opener after Shubman Gill who is a young pick for the franchise.
This is the second time the English player has withdrawn from IPL. The last time Roy had withdrawn from IPL was in the 2020 edition when he decided to skip the league over personal reasons when picked up by Delhi Capitals for the price of INR 1.5 crore.
“It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to pull out of this year’s tournament,”Roy posted on Instagram.
“I want to thank the [Gujarat Titans] management and the captain Hardik [Pandya] for putting your faith in me and picking me in the auction. However, with everything going on in the world over the last 3 years it’s added up and taken its toll on me.
“I feel it’s only right I spend some quality time with my family. As well as spending time working on myself and my game over the next couple of months leading into a very busy year. I will be following each game of the Titans and backing them to lift the trophy in their first year of the tournament.
“Thank you, everyone, for the continued support and I hope you can all respect and appreciate my decision.”
Roy joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021 edition, coming in as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh. Before that, he had been signed by Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 before pulling out due to personal reasons.
Since making his IPL debut in 2017 for the Gujarat Lions, Roy has played only 13 games in his IPL career and scored 329 runs at an average of 29.91.
Roy was in a decent touch at the just-concluded Pakistan Super League; he was the top runs scorer for Quetta Gladiators and scored 303 runs at a strike rate of 170.22.
Participating in the IPL would have meant another two months bound in the strict protocols of a bio-bubble. Gujarat Titans will confirm a replacement player in due course.